The Associated Press has created a new syndication feature for its Online Video Network, the video player and uploading service for its 1,800 affiliate member websites. The global news service says members can upload videos to their respective site's media player. They'll also be able to share video with the rest of the network, which is made up of newspaper, TV and radio sites throughout the U.S. The new OVN also also has an ad revenue sharing system among the members. It also comes with a set of video management controls, including a filter that blocks other sites not in the OVN system from running a video.
-- A healthy video deal: In a separate release, the AP also has a video distribution deal with lifestyle how-to site AnswersTV. The arrangement calls for the AP to run videos from AnswersTV's Health Channel.
By David Kaplan